A visit to Tsukiji will leave you nothing short of impressed. Right in the heart of Tokyo, this fish market offers you nothing but an amazing experience. Marvel at the fishmongers’ skills with the knives as they do their thing. At first, it may feel like a nuisance. However, witnessing the super-efficient workings the fishing industry first-hand gets you all so motivated and willing to take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way.
If you have this insatiable crave for fresh fish, no other place comes close to the restaurants at Tsukiji. Here, you will find the freshest fish ever, the best of the very best. Tsukiji is made up of both the inner and outer market. Heading to Toyosu will lead to you experiencing the inner market and entire wholesale area. While here, you can walk around as inconspicuously as you can from 9 a.m. as you watch the skilled fishmongers doing what they know best. From here, you can shop a variety of marine life even if what you shopped is foreign, you can always figure it out later.
The outer market is a bit more relaxed or rather less intense than the inner one. It offers you much more personality and atmosphere. There are several restaurants that line a big percentage of it. While here, be sure to take at least one or several sushi breakfasts. The most common of such restaurants are Sushi Dai and Sushi Daiwa. However, any other restaurant here is as good.
You could start off with a standard set before delving into the Chef’s choice to complete your dining night. Existent for more than 300 years, this market is the right place to visit if you want to have a flavor of Tokyo’s character and traditional cuisine. The most common meals here include sushi, beef rice bowls, seafood, freshly baked croissants and also dried fruits and nuts. You are well taken care of when it comes to food variety.
The market is well known for knives. As such, if you are in search of a nice and sharp blade to be in possession of, then this here is the right place. The outer market has at least 4 knife makers. Each of them specializes in Japanese steel with both traditional as well as modern handled knives. These shops hold history so dear you cannot help but take amazing photos in memory of history. There exists a shop that is dated over 600 years ago believed to have been owned by Samurai sword owners.
This market is truly the business hub. It is known for its famous Tuna Auction. Here, you can get to witness how Tokyo’s largest tuna exchange hands. As traders barter over super expensive fish, numbers get yelled out and hats were thrown randomly in the air. To witness the auction is simply emotion thrilling and quite a rare event. Even getting to the auction itself does not come easy, as only 60 people are allowed at a time.
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